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April 22nd is Earth Day: Get local with stories that matter in your community U.S. EPA experts available for interviews this week

Release Date: 04/21/2008
Contact Information: See media contacts listed below

(4/21/2008--SAN FRANCISCO) In 1970, the first Earth Day paved the way for the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species acts.

In celebration of Earth Day EPA’s experts in the Pacific Southwest are available for interviews all week, to discuss important local environmental issues in your community.

If you’re a member of the media interested in scheduling an interview with an EPA expert, email or call one of the media liaisons listed below.
Northern California: Wendy Chavez, (415) 947-4282, chavez.wendy@epa.gov
Central California: Mary Simms (415) 947-4270, simms.mary@epa.gov
Southern California: Francisco Arcaute (213) 244-1815, arcaute.francisco@epa.gov
Arizona/Nevada: Margot Perez-Sullivan (415) 947-4149 perezsullivan.margot@epa.gov
Hawaii/Pacific Islands: Dean Higuchi (808) 541-2711 higuchi.dean@epa.gov

Please include your name, media affiliation, contact information and deadline in your request.

If you are a member of the public interested in learning more about any local environmental issues please visit our web site at www.epa.gov/region9 or contact us at (866) EPA-WEST (372-9378).

For an Earth Day environmental milestones timeline visit: http://www.epa.gov/earthday/history.htm.

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